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Is it possible to add more hard disk space to my Acer Aspire 4920 laptop? I'm talking about internal hard drive since I already got a 250GB external hard drive.

If it is possible. What are the price range and what are the ranges that I can pick to upgrade?
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I really want to upgrade my laptop!
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Yes its possible. You need to find a larger hard drive first.

You will have to reload the OS and the chipset drivers for the board. I would also backup all the data you have. Any programs will have to be reinstalled.

You could try cloning the drive (old to new). Most HD manufacturers have software to do that.
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So you're saying I can only change the drive that is already inside into a larger one instead of adding another one?

Come to think of it, I don't think there's space for me to do that as well. Haha.

May I know what are the sizes of the hard drive I can get? (E.g.: 250GB or 300GB)
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320GB is the largest at the moment. Be sure that it is indeed a SATA hard drive. Also, if you want a longer battery life, be sure you purchase a 5400RPM drive.
http://www.newegg.co.......&name=320GB
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Edited by james_8970, 06 July 2008 - 09:00 AM.

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Its sad I can only get 320GB in.

Ok so here's the procedure that I am understanding so far.

1. Get a 320GB SATA hard drive
2. Get a 5400 RPM drive (No idea what is this, care to explain?)
3. Transfer all my data currently to somewhere possibly to my 250GB external hard drive? (Any other methods?)
4. Install both drives.
5. Paste everything back in.

Do I still need to reinstall my OS?
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2. Get a 5400 RPM drive (No idea what is this, care to explain?)

It's the rotational speed of the drive. Getting a 7200RPM drive will have greater performance but much greater power draw as well.

4. Install both drives.

Your chassis can only support one drive.

Do I still need to reinstall my OS?

Yes, you will be starting from scratch. I'm not sure whether or not your serial will work with just any Vista disc as I've heard conflicting information from others.
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Then I might as well save up the trouble and get a new desktop? xD

Thanks for helping! I think I'll just clean up my files. Haha.
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